Refrigerator does not cool. It makes a clicking noise and the compressor or fan tries to run but cuts off and clicks. I have replaced the inverter board and the mother board. I was looking for the starter relay - but assumed that was the inverter board. Is it? What else to check?
Answer Hello Sharon,
You are correct that the inverter board takes the place of the start relay. If the compressor keeps cutting off when it tries to start, you will need to test the windings of the compressor at the terminals on the side of the compressor. These should read about 6.4 ohms each. If any of the windings read higher or lower or read shorted to ground, the compressor and filter/drier will need to be replaced by a Freon certified technician.
Whirlpool gold refrigerator hot frame refrigerator cools okay. Replaced interior fan and replaced fan also only work sporadically.
How to test inverter board or conroller board???
If the center divider between the doors is getting hot then you will want to check to make sure that the condenser coils under the unit are clean and also check to make sure that the condenser fan motor in the back of the unit are working. With the unit cooling there would not be an issue with the inverter board as it just runs the compressor.
Please provide detailed installation information for this part. Thank you!
You will want to pull the unit out from the wall and unplug the unit. Take the lower cover off that covers the compressor. The inverter will be located to the left of the compressor and should be held in by a 1/4" screw. Remove the screw and disconnect the wiring. Install the wiring from the new board and reinstall the board.